February 8, 2008
February 8, 2008 - The Senate Ag Committee has announced the names of those lawmakers that will be a part of the House-Senate Conference Committee on the new Farm Bill. The announcement was made by Senate Ag Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (Iowa) and Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss (Ga.).
The list of democratic senators selected for the conference committee include Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus (Mont.); Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Kent Conrad (N.D.); Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy (Vt.); Senate Agriculture Committee Member Sen. Blanche Lincoln (Ark.) and Senate Agriculture Committee Member Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Mich.).
The list of the republican senators selected for the conference committee in addition to Chambliss are Former Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Richard Lugar (Ind.); Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, Charles Grassley (Iowa); Ranking Member Senate Appropriations Committee, Thad Cochran (Miss.); and Sen. Pat Roberts (Kan.).
So far, the House has not yet announced its conference members.